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Poster: jemajn2323 Date: Jun 3, 2008 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: you had me at Dead

It's been over 30 years since my first show and I would drop everything in a heartbeat and hit the road for a chance to see them again. You're damn right we're a community; we just don't have the liberty of moving on to another parking space for different raps like we did then. We are like the whole parking lot in a mouse. Anywho, has this ever happened to you? I just put in 10/19/81, Barcelona before signing on, and my god is it a monster. I know I've seen it discussed here before, but here is the thing, I didn't like it before but I am melting now, the second disc has Althea,Let it Grow, Scar/Fire, Lost/Saint/jam. This happens every so often. Maybe it's the "what type of community" post before(translated- Ripple thread), but I think it's the music. So do you go back to things or not?

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Poster: cush212 Date: Jun 4, 2008 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: you had me at Dead

Why do I keep coming back here?

Addictive personality... and no life?

;)

Greetings you all!

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Poster: snore Date: Jun 4, 2008 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: you had me at Dead

That's my favourite show from the excellent Autumn 81 Europe Tour, but all the versions I've heard are afflicted with hiss, or a 'muddy' sound. Is the one you're listening to a good quality version ?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 4, 2008 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: OK, why do we do it?

If by "going back to things" you mean rediscovering the music; then Hell Yes. Everyday it seems I find myself putting on a show that I hadn't listened to in months, if not years, and being blown away...yet again. Each time I listen to the magic, I'm hearing something new; be it a small riff by Billy or some twisted harmonics from Phil. Always new and always fresh, that's what keeps me coming back. I believe it was in one of those schmaltzy Journey high school slow dance songs that we all secretly liked but would never admit to where it was mentioned "the joy of rediscovering you". That is pretty much what gets me every day.

Oh, yeah, the part about "..all in a mouse" was excellent. We indeed are as wide and varied as any parking lot scene I ever took part in. Laughing, dancing, music, trading, story-telling and, yes, even fighting. Shit happens and we just have to roll with it like we used to back in the day.

Yay, Dead.

ADD-ON: After more thought, the question "Why do we come here in the first place?" kept coming up. Well, for me anyway, it IS to try and get at least some of the atmosphere of the parking lot scene back. I know that the unique experience of seeing the band live is gone, but the completely unique "world" that was the parking lot is still within reach. The meeting up with old friends, the heated discussions, the laughter, the stories, the exchange of opinions about which Darkstar was the best, and even the occaisional request for a ride to a show. All of that can be found here and it is what keeps me coming back, even during the times when we seem to be sinking in a pit of ill will and hurled cow dung. For me, it was the parking lot experiences that often stayed with me longer than the shows themselves. On those occasions that the boys weren't quite on their game and the show was lackluster at best, the time in the parking lot was almost ALWAYS an absolute blast. Conversing with you losers here comes as close as possible to recreating that feeling, even if it is only "through a mouse".

That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2008-06-04 14:03:23

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jun 4, 2008 9:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, why do we do it?

It's just nice to go to a place where everyone is as ridiculously geeky and in love with the same band. Gives a different kind of community.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 5, 2008 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, why do we do it?

Eerily like a Star Trek convention. Except that their leading man is still alive.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 5, 2008 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, why do we do it?

i dont know about that. i havent seen any new priceline dot com commercials in quite a bit

i think that damn Garden Gnome may have knocked off the dear Captain.

just a thought

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jun 4, 2008 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, why do we do it?

i am offended by your choice of words: "hurled cow dung."

please refrain from such comments in the future. cows are people too.

:)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 4, 2008 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Delmar: Oh, George, not the livestock...

Well, I thought of saying "hurling sheep offal", but then Rob would get offended. In fact, on reflection, it seem that using any barnyard creature would offend at least one of us.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jun 4, 2008 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Delmar: Oh, George, not the livestock...

Piglet says hi . . .

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jun 4, 2008 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: OK, why do we do it?

$2 for an ice-cold Becks

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Jun 4, 2008 2:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: you had me at Dead

One of the joys of visiting the forum is rediscovering wonderful shows via the posts. Thanks to Rings&Bells for reminding me of the Not Fade Away (Caution>Mojo jam) from the fabled "From Egypt With Love" run. As a result, I've been deriving great pleasure from revisiting the complete Winterland run and the Giza shows preceding it. Simply soul stirring stuff.